Myelodysplastic Syndrome Treatments

Stem cell transplant is the only treatment that can cure myelodysplastic syndromes. City of Hope is a world leader in setting standards for stem cell transplantation and improving long-term outcomes for both children and adults. Using innovative approaches for blood and bone marrow transplantation to treat MDS has led our Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation Institute to be considered an industry leader with unrivaled survival rates.

Superior survival outcomes

City of Hope was among the first facilities to build and develop a transplant program which has performed tens of thousands of procedures since 1976. City of Hope has been recognized for superior survival outcomes — one of the only transplant centers in the United States with such an achievement.

Myelodysplastic syndromes treatment options

There are different types of treatment for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Treatments for MDS, which may be used alone or in combination, include:

These may be paired with drug and other therapies designed to reduce side effects of treatment.

Clinical trials

In addition to standard therapies, City of Hope's active clinical trials program is testing new treatments for MDS, including identifying new potential targets for new drugs, therapies designed to reduce the risk of graft-versus-host disease in transplant patients, and reducing the risk of MDS developing into leukemia.

Clinical trials may be an option before, during or after standard treatments for MDS.